Keeping Concentration when riding

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01/03/2012 at 00:36

Hi,

It is a while since I've posted in here - been riding too much!

Yes, literally I have been riding way too much (30,000+miles/year or 130 miles/day) and am suffering from some practice makes permanent - bad habits. Have read writings from many of the "experts" but am trying to model my riding on the Roadcraft / Mike Waite philosophy

I have become exceptionally comfortable on my trusty steed. So much so I find myself not paying attention and riding on auto pilot often only becoming aware of hazards as I am negotiating them. I will also find myself traveling at a speed which I feel safe (as opposed what the govt thinks is safe).

My question is:

Are there any techniques which can help me retain a sensible level of concentration when riding long distances?


James
Wellington New Zealand
06 Transalp
03/03/2012 at 13:46
Great info, thanks for that. The long answer is perfect... now looking for the longer one!

From what I understand my riding is reaching a new level of automation (which may or may be reliable). So perhaps I don't need to concentrate on the things I used to have to concentrate on... as much... BUT, and that is a big BUT I still need to make sure my autopilot functions are well trained and functioning properly.

As riding gets more automated, the less I have to do and therefore my apparent speed decreases. To keep in the good books of the law (and she who must be obeyed) I should also train more on the speed limiter functions of my autopilot.

I have ordered both those books and will read as soon as they make it down to this side of the world.

Cheers

James
Wellington New Zealand
06 Transalp
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